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Providence and Evangelism
Acts 8:25-40


I.         The Lost: In need of God’s Salvation

A.      Who Cares for the Lost?

1.      Wide is the gate and many are going through it to their destruction. Matt. 7:13

2.      We know this to be true, yet there are too few laborers going into the harvest. Lk. 10:2

3.      God does … do we?

II.       Our Evangelism: Planting and Watering

A.      The Franklin Faithful?

1.       We have a 5-year “plan” which includes evangelizing Franklin, TN.

2.       Our aim: getting to know, pray with/for, and preach the gospel to our neighbors.

3.       It’s harvest time … who is going?

a.      “Here am I, Lord send me.” cp. Isa. 6:8

b.      “Please consider me excused.” Lk. 14:16-20

III.      God’s Providence: Giving the Increase

A.      God Wants All Saved

1.       He has already provided the means: Jesus’ blood. Jn. 3:16

2.       He has chosen His servants to seek the lost as His Son did. Matt. 28:18-20

3.       He’s ready to give the increase … he’s wanting/waiting for His servants to plant and water. 1 Cor. 3:5-6


Glory to God in the church by Christ Jesus
Franklin Church of Christ